The Joy of Signing by Lottie L. Riekehof is a 336-page hardcover published by Gospel Publishing House, first published in 1978, this copy is the seventh printing of 1981. The cover has some surface wear and bumping to the corners. No dust jacket present. Inside, the previous owner's name is written in ink on the front endpaper. Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked.
The Joy of Signing is one of the most comprehensive guides available for mastering the current basic signs used to communicate with deaf people in either the word order of the English language or in the American Sign Language pattern (also referred to as ASL or Ameslan). It provides the basic vocabulary needed for persons entering interpreter training programs. Families as well as professionals communicating with deaf children and adults will appreciate this manual's conceptually based vocabulary. Word endings recommended for educational settings are also explained.ISBN: 0-88243-518-3